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Inequality and Race: Models and Policy

  • Shelly Lundberg
  • Richard Startz

Race and ethnicity play a central role in understainding the structure of inequality in the United States. In this paper, we focus on the economic chasm between black and white America and what economic theory can contribute to our understanding of both inequality and the design of effective policy.

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Paper provided by University of Washington, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0067.

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Date of creation: Jun 1998
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